Customs Act 1901

PART XII - OFFICERS  

Division 1 - Powers of officers  

Subdivision H - Arrest and related matters  

SECTION 211   211   POWER TO CONDUCT A FRISK SEARCH OF AN ARRESTED PERSON  


An officer of Customs or police who arrests a person under section 210, or who is present at such an arrest, may, if the officer suspects on reasonable grounds that it is prudent to do so in order to ascertain whether the person is carrying any seizable items:


(a) conduct a frisk search of the person at or soon after the time of arrest; and


(b) seize any seizable items found as a result of the search.




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